South Dakota Parent Connection (SDPC)- Executive Director (Sioux Falls, SD)Posted: April 7, 2016
South Dakota Parent Connection (SDPC), a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,
connects and serves families caring for children/youth (ages birth to 26) with a full range of
disabilities or special health care needs to information, training and resources. SDPC is seeking a
progressive, mission-focused professional to lead the organization as Executive Director.
Reporting to the board of directors, the successful candidate will possess a unique balance
of advocacy, diplomacy, leadership, and management skills. They will supervise all staff and
coordinate the efforts of statewide volunteers. The successful candidate will be responsible for
contributing to and leading SDPC’s efforts to fulfill its mission and goals as developed in its
strategic plan. They will lead in building and fostering relationships with governments and other
external stakeholders and partners at the state, federal, and local level. Program design, program
administration, and fundraising/grants development leadership will be required as SDPC seeks to
build its capacity and services.
The successful candidate will require at least three years of progressive experience in
management and leadership, including a working knowledge of federally-funded programs
related to SDPC’s mission and services. A bachelor’s degree in special education, health, human
services, public administration, or related field is preferred; a master’s degree is a plus.
Experience in working with families and children with the full range of disabilities or special
health care needs is preferred. Significant statewide and occasional national travel is a
requirement of the position. Position will remain open until filled.
Please send current resume, including references and a cover letter, to:
SDPC Executive Director Search
c/o Sumption & Wyland
818 South Hawthorne Avenue
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104-4537